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Exchange Student: Chinese campus more tolerant than NYU

Exchange Student: Chinese campus more tolerant than NYU

An NYU student studying abroad said the campus she's visiting in Shanghai is more welcoming to debate and opposing ideas than NYU.

‘Vital Campus Dialogue is Being Snuffed Out’

‘Vital Campus Dialogue is Being Snuffed Out’

In a new mini documentary produced by We The Internet, former Brown University student Rob Montz visits his alma mater to ask an increasingly relevant question: “Is the university killing free speech and open debate?”

When Religious Freedom and Gender Equality Collide

When Religious Freedom and Gender Equality Collide

Should a student’s freedom of conscience take precedence over a teacher’s rights? (This is not a hypothetical question.)

Is Western Civilization ‘Superior’?

Is Western Civilization ‘Superior’?

Rep. Steve King made this claim last night, and it's generated a lot of controversy.

Oxford Scholar: A Remedy for the Decline of Knowledge

Oxford Scholar: A Remedy for the Decline of Knowledge

This decline is producing adults with only a smattering of knowledge, leaving them defenseless against the barrage of propaganda they encounter.

Can the Decline of the West Be Stopped?

Can the Decline of the West Be Stopped?

In watching the 2016 campaigns unfold, it’s hard not to be depressed.

What is Distributism?

What is Distributism?

Understanding a controversial alternative to socialism and plutocracy.

Are Churches to Blame for Today’s Political Candidates?

Are Churches to Blame for Today’s Political Candidates?

Church involvement in political matters wasn't always such a concern.
 

Policing Was Militarized from the Start

Policing Was Militarized from the Start

'I abominate and detest the idea of a government, where there is a standing army.'

Bedtime Stories Help Kids—So Ban Them?

Bedtime Stories Help Kids—So Ban Them?

How does that make sense?

Why are So Many Movies Based on Children’s Classics So Bad?
Kids Today Need More (Not Less) Responsibility

Kids Today Need More (Not Less) Responsibility

Our society has a misguided fear of loading children down with “too much responsibility.”

Wimpy Men: A Result of Disrespectful Women?

Wimpy Men: A Result of Disrespectful Women?

By increasing the emotional abuse – a.k.a. disrespect – toward men, have women unintentionally subjected themselves to abuse as well?

How Our Society Treats Prisoners ‘Like Animals’

How Our Society Treats Prisoners ‘Like Animals’

At least that is what Hegel would say.

Seeing Others as Collectively Evil Is the Root of All Evil

Seeing Others as Collectively Evil Is the Root of All Evil

America seems to be in a dangerous spiral of polarization.

Why Progressives Are Going to Win

Why Progressives Are Going to Win

Progressivism has a strong competitive advantage.

Marvel Kills Bruce Banner, Retires Tony Stark in Diversity Purge
T.S. Eliot Summed Up Modern Education in 2 Paragraphs

T.S. Eliot Summed Up Modern Education in 2 Paragraphs

Could current unrest be the result of our insistence that education is the answer to all our problems?

Soaring Child Care Costs: Is there an Alternative?

Soaring Child Care Costs: Is there an Alternative?

Are parents shortchanging their abilities and their wallets by thinking they have to pay experts in order to foster that development in their child?

Philosopher Explains Why We Protest. All. The. Time.

Philosopher Explains Why We Protest. All. The. Time.

'The self-assertive shrillness of protest arises because the facts of incommensurability ensure that protestors can never win an argument...'

Why People are so Crazy for Pokémon Go

Why People are so Crazy for Pokémon Go

In modern life, "entertainment" has largely taken the place of "leisure".

Decentralization: The Secret of Swiss Success

Decentralization: The Secret of Swiss Success

Will other nations take notice?

Police Are Safer than Ever

Police Are Safer than Ever

So why does it feel otherwise?

Judge Immigrants by Content of Character, not Skin

Judge Immigrants by Content of Character, not Skin

A reader shares his journey from Mexico City to Seattle. And he has a message for politicians.

Have Parents Forgotten to Teach the Magic Words?

Have Parents Forgotten to Teach the Magic Words?

Do parents need to begin raising their children to understand that they are not the center of the universe?

‘Diversity and Inclusion’ Statements Required on Campus

‘Diversity and Inclusion’ Statements Required on Campus

Universities are requiring diversity and inclusion statements in job applications. Is this a troubling trend or a reasonable request?

Harvard Economist: No Racial Bias in Police Shootings

Harvard Economist: No Racial Bias in Police Shootings

The findings are similar to those of a recent study by the Washington Post.

Orwell on Why Politicians Resort to Euphemisms

Orwell on Why Politicians Resort to Euphemisms

An insight from his 1945 essay "Politics and the English Language".

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